Modernism in New Zealand

Wednesday
21st May 2014

Auction Summary

 

MODERNISM IN NEW ZEALAND - PRELIMINARY RESULTS

 Schoon archive sets the market alight. A packed room with multiple bidders across all sections of the 300 lot catalogue resulted in a sale clearance rate of 78% and upper estimates exceeded repeatedly as bidders battled for key pieces from the collection of Rodney Robertson and the important archive of Theo Schoon Cave art and photography dating to the 1940s. The sale and catalogue proved again that collectors value provenance and history associated with New Zealand’s cultural heritage and the growing appreciation for New Zealand modernist applied arts, design and visual art.

 

Auction highlights:

Lot 5 Ted Dutch Signaller figure sold for $1875

7 Ted Dutch Signaller column sold for $3400

11 Ted Dutch stoneware monochrome figure  - $3165

37 Leo King Spherical Orb - $2050

45 Doreen Blumhardt coral series outdoor tables - $3165

50 Tony Fomison terracotta hanging form - $3045

70 Jose Bribiesca Chess Set - $3045

75 Edgar Mansfield Animism Sculpture - $3045

80 Bob Roukema Wingback chair - $3630

98 John Crichton wall charger - $4980

137 Roy Cowan large garden pot - $4455

144 Len Castle & Theo Schoon tablets - $11 725

196 John Middleditch abstract sculpture  in copper - $2225

221 Theo Schoon Craigmore Pareora - $18 290

227 Theo Schoon Ford’s Hanging Rock part 4 - $22 040

232 Theo Schoon Ahuriri River part 1 - $18 760

233 Theo Schoon Earthquakes Duntroon - $24 620

243 Theo Schoon Opihi River Taniwha - $3515

248 Theo Schoon Pareora River Bird Men - $3165

249 Theo Schoon/William Vance archive - $26 380

252 Dennis Knight Turner Painting no.6 - $8910

253 Don Driver Two Part Relief - $6210

254 Guy Ngan Blue Formation - $6095

268 Theo Schoon large Waiotapu mudpool study - $2985

274 Frank Hofmann Composition with Cactus - $5860

276 Frank Hofmann Kiri Te Kanawa - $4805

289 Colin McCahon Letterbox - $19 930

 

*All prices listed include buyer’s premium and GST of 17.25%.

To view a complete list of prices realised please click on 'View Catalogue'.

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